Illegitimate union
Illegitimate Il`le*git"i*mate, a. 1. Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper. [1913 Webster]

2. Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child. [1913 Webster]

3. Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference. [1913 Webster]

4. Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word. [1913 Webster]

{Illegitimate fertilization}, or {Illegitimate union} (Bot.), the fertilization of pistils by stamens not of their own length, in heterogonously dimorphic and trimorphic flowers. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]


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